LC
Emerald-chinned Hummingbird Abeillia abeillei



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2022 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 379,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 20000-49999 poor suspected 2022
Population trend Decreasing suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) 10-19 - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) 10-19 - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -

Population justification: The global population is suspected to number fewer than 50,000 mature individuals (Partners in Flight 2022), thus it is placed in the band 20,000-49,999 mature individuals here.

Trend justification: The population trend has not been investigated, but due to its dependence on forest declines are suspected as a consequence of logging and habitat conversion. Tree cover within the range has been lost at a rate of 8% over the past ten years; since 2016 this has been accelerating to a rate equivalent to 12% over ten years (Global Forest Watch 2021, using Hansen et al. [2013] data and methods disclosed therein). Therefore, population declines are here tentatively placed in the band 10-19% over ten years.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
El Salvador N Extant Yes
Guatemala N Extant Yes
Honduras N Extant Yes
Mexico N Extant Yes
Nicaragua N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Guatemala Atitlan
Guatemala Antigua Guatemala
Guatemala Sacranix
Guatemala Yalijux
Guatemala Sierra de las Minas - Motagua
Guatemala Santiaguito Volcano
Nicaragua El Jaguar
Guatemala Cerro Miramundo
El Salvador The Volcans and San Marcelino
Honduras Pico Bonito
Honduras Güisayote
Honduras Celaque
Honduras Sierra de Omao - Cusuco
Honduras La Tigra
Honduras Comayagua
Honduras Cerro Azul Meambar
Honduras Montaña de Yoro
Honduras Sierra de Agalta
Honduras La Muralla and surrounding area
Honduras La Botija
Mexico Sierra de Zongolica-Tenango
Mexico Cerros alrededor de San Cristóbal de Las Casas

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 1000 - 2200 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Abeillia abeillei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/02/2023.